|Fall rowing at its best (Photo by Alfredo Montenegro/courtesy Long Beach Junior Crew)|
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
|Eliot Bridge, Charles River (Photo: B. Kitch)|
The 50th Head Of The Charles is, well, a big deal. That much is obvious from looking at the entries in the Championship events—rowing stars and Olympic medalists abound, not to mention a host of the top collegiate programs from across the country, and across the pond. So, naturally, we feel obligated to shoot our mouths off about what's going to happen over the weekend—here's hoping we're better at predicting the outcome in rowing than ESPN is at picking winners in baseball. Here we go.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
This very short clip (thanks to Sean Wolf), and the tweets below, are among the emerging evidence that the scullers Great Eights are on the scene in Boston, and already prepping for the main event on Sunday. The difference for these crews is that, of course, they'll be racing in various lineups on Saturday as well. Advantage sweepers? Maybe—picks and predictions for the weekend coming up shortly here on RR. In the meantime, here's a refresher on all the Great Eight lineups.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
|The original sketch for the RR logo design (Photo: B. Kitch)|
Amidst the flurry of activity leading up to the 50th Head Of The Charles Regatta, RowingRelated turned four over the weekend. I wanted to take a second to acknowledge that, and say thanks. When I first began this site on October 11, 2010, I had no idea the places it would take me, or how much it would grow—not only has it kept me connected to the sport I love, but, more importantly, it has kept me connected to the people who love rowing.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Just in case you're not already wearing your race uniform for the upcoming weekend in Boston, this video offers further reason to get excited. A few of the world's best athletes have already started to gather along the Charles River (that is, a few of the world's best that aren't already competing for Boston-based collegiate rowing programs), and among their number is the elite sweep crew—the Great Eight of international sweep rowing athletes—that is getting set to take on a very tough field in the Men's Championship Eight at the 50th Head Of The Charles Regatta.
For more info on this crew, see our posts with the first published images of the crew in training, and our overview of all the Great Eights that will be in action this year. Also, while most eyes will be glued to the crew in the foreground, the Harvard eight is moving along very nicely as well—another crew to watch this weekend, having edged France last year, just two seconds back of the race winners from the Netherlands.
And, while you're sorting out your race kit for the weekend, here's a little inspiration from our friends across the pond:
You’d never believe that Felix, today’s CUBC fashion pioneer, rowed for Abingdon #wheredidhegetthoseclothes pic.twitter.com/HIwsoicX3c
— CUBC Squad (@CUBCsquad) October 11, 2014